International One Week Deepening Retreat January 2 to January 9, 2022
This retreat is for Acem meditators who already have some experience with long meditations and who want to practise meditations of more than six hours. Led by Acem's founder
Dr. Are Holen.
A deepening retreat offers the possibility to experience the full effect of Acem Meditation. Long hours of silence and process-oriented guidance groups are the main ingredients.
Typical daily programme:
0730 - 0830: Breakfast, exercise
0830 - 1630: Silence for meditation
1630 - 1700: Pause
1700 - 1900: Process guidance
1900 - 2000: Dinner
2000 - 2130: Seminar
A deepening retreat gives you an opportunity for daily long meditations of at least six hours. The retreat will focus on how to enhance your meditation. Daily guidance groups are scheduled to maximise the results of long meditations. Questions arising from performing long meditations, along with meditative and existential topics will be covered in the evening seminars. There will also be time for walks in the beautiful surrounding areas.
Evening seminars by Acem's founder Dr Are Holen explore the psychology of meditation and help you to enhance your meditative practice.
Who may participate?
Deepening retreats are for those who have:
• practised Acem Meditation regularly for at least 3 months ahead of the retreat
• at least 20 hours of long meditations beyond the 3-hour limit (corresponding to a 1-week retreat).
The official language is English. Simultaneous translation into other languages will be provided when needed. Guidance groups in Spanish and Mandarin will be offered.
Acem International Retreat Centre at Halvorsbøle is situated outside Oslo in beautiful and peaceful surroundings. Participants will be accommodated in single rooms, most of them with a direct view of the Randsfjord lake.
The Halvorsbøle cuisine is based on lactovegetarian food well suited for long meditations.
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When ordering using the menu and button above, please remember to register the appropriate price alternative before clicking the button. Full-time students get a discount. Early Bird Price is for non-scandinavians only.
An alternative registration and payment method is described on the practical information page.
Cancellation deadline: December 28.
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